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Oct 22 2012
5 years ago
4:32 PM MDT

What Are Your "Hip" Halloween Tips and Tricks?!

Oct 22, 2012 @ 4:32 PM MDT
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Ohhh… I am so excited that my favorite time of the year is fast approaching! I absolutely love fall…I love the cool, crisp air; love how the trees change colors; love the scent of pumpkin pie etc. I also love that one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, is almost here. Although I would like to make creative and budget-friendly costumes for each of my kiddos, I am often at a loss as to where to start. So this is where you come in! If you have successfully made a Halloween costume in the past, please share your ideas, tips and tricks with all of us. If you are a fan of purchasing costumes, where is your favorite place to shop?

Plus, check out the awesome creation pictured above that reader, Lars, put together for her kiddos…

My son is three and in love with Thomas the Train so of course he wanted to be that for Halloween. I didn’t see any costumes that I liked, so decided to make something myself.  I think it turned out pretty good! I borrowed the wagon from a friend, got the boxes from another friend who had moved, used a 5 gallon bucket we had from our food storage and covered it in cereal boxes that I painted.  I got the paint and electrical tape from Lowes using my $10 off $10 email coupon.  I also bought a conductor hat (not pictured).  Total cost: less than $8! Pretty cheap for two costumes and they love it of course!

On a side note, I’m also always looking for creative Halloween treats and snacks too! If you have favorite Halloween recipes, please share them in the comments!

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